If there is one quality that leads to success in life, it is perseverance. And when such tenacity meets with intelligence and authenticity, you have a rare combination. Retired All-Pro NFL wide receiver, Brandon Lloyd brings this type of charisma seasoned by 11 years of professional football experience to every engagement. Lloyd’s versatile background gives him that highly sought-after ability to impart his vast talents on the youthful and experienced alike. He is gifted with superior leaping ability, which, combined with an incredibly lithe 6’0” frame, allowed him to stretch out and receive seemingly impossible catches. Brandon Lloyd is all about opportunity. When passes were thrown his way, he caught them, in fact in 2010, he led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards on 77 receptions. Although, it all began at Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Missouri where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In track, he still has yet to lose his school record 7’2 high jump and in football he was a three-time All-Suburban Big Eight honoree, All-Region by the Mo-Kan Magazine and was named All-State honoree by the St. Louis Dispatch. 1n 1999, Lloyd attended the University of Illinois and had an exceptional career becoming a First-Team All-Big Ten and helping lead the Illini to a 10-2 record and a BCS berth in the Sugar Bowl. He finished his college career having the second most receiving yards (2,583) and touchdown catches (21) in Illinois history and ranking third in all-time receptions. Lloyd was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, where he stayed for two years. Lloyd then spent some time with the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, however, his jaw dropping season came with the Denver Broncos in 2010 where he was reunited with Kyle Orton from Chicago. That season he led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,448 and was named 2nd Team All-Pro, earning him a spot on the Pro Bowl team. More inspiring than Brandon’s football talent are his accomplishments away from the gridiron. Gifted with an engaging smile and an intriguing disposition, Brandon began his entertainment career at the University of Illinois choosing attend the U of I because of its prestigious journalism programming. He went on to host segments for FOX Sports Net Midwest and now can often be found gracing the sets of ESPN, NFL Network, and many others. He is known to attend high profile red carpet events such as the ESPY Awards, The Kentucky Derby, The Breeders Cup, Sundance Film Festival and the like. Even more impressive are his philanthropic endeavors, which include Money X Live and Blessings in a Backpack. Money X Live is the premiere financial literacy program in the country that has support from national banks and top forty celebrities. In fact, Brandon hosted “Brandon Lloyd Financial Day” on November 28th, 2012 to teach children the importance of financial literacy. Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year. Brandon specifically provides backpacks to children in Blue Springs, Missouri. From the football field to the studio, this media savvy leader has accomplished it all and the story is nowhere close to nearing the end. In fact, it is just beginning of a new chapter and a new outlook on what is important.